-Review both University and For-Profit warehouse facilities for ideas and methods to improve efficiencies and
-Benchmark procedures against logistics leaders and best in class operators.
-Review procedures and operations for industry commonalities and opportunities for growth.
-Determine major areas of opportunity and develop action plans for procedural changes.
-Implement changes and new procedures to increase customer services, reduce capital expenditures, and
improve labor, procedural and operational efficiencies.
Expected Results: Implement procedural changes that will reduce operating and capital costs, while increasing food safety, space utilization, operational efficiencies and customer service.
Results to date:
-Identified critical areas for improvement and efficiency gains.
-Initiated incremental implementation of zero to low cost procedural changes that allow for maximum operational
improvements with no to low cost for adaptation.
-Created an exploratory committee to review and implement technology and logistical based systems to improve
inventory throughput, procedural, staffing and labor efficiencies.
-Initiated review and analysis of current HACCP, food safety and food defense programs.
-Instituted review of capital equipment costs and areas for capital expenditure reduction.
- Chris Hurley, Co-Sponsor
- Rich Pearce, Co-Sponsor
- John Mondock, Co-Leader
- Bob Reese, Co-Leader
- Clay Barkley, Member
- Ellen Braucht, Member
- Diane Imbruglia, Member
- Doug Stoner, Member